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Wat Tyler Country Park

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Address: Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
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125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with...

125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an adventure playground for the children.

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Nice little eatery

It has been a while since we went here but others we know have and said it is still as good as it was when we visited. Nice range of lunches well prepared and a lovely view.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
TillyAnnFlop
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for a walk, only wish all dog owners would clean up after their animals. Paths are good to walk on in all weathers

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has been a while since we went here but others we know have and said it is still as good as it was when we visited. Nice range of lunches well prepared and a lovely view.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my first trip here and was really looking forward to it!.. coming from Norfolk I imagined it would be similar to 'high lodge' or all the other great places in and around thetford forest .... IT WASNT!! I was so disappointed.... there seems to be lots of buildings dotted about the place but the signage on them was... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely park muddy but expect that free parking which is always bonus and toilets and cafe facility. Today bearing in mind really busy as half term they thought it was a good idea to bring tractor and digger into main park area (children everywhere) to attempt to fix part of park that has been broken for ages! Don't understand why... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 3 children aged 8, 6 and 5..They really enjoyed both the trail walks, the playground and the experience as did I.. highly recommend for family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out with the family lots of things for the kids to do would definitely go back its a must if you have young kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my Wife who,is Terminally Ill with Motor Neurone Disease and I have visited This venue on a number of occasions with our Motor Neurone Disease Association Support Group. 3 of these occasions have involved our visiting the Nobel Room for Catered Functions. The friendly attitude of the staff has been extremely noticable and they will always go the extra... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit for all the family some days in sommer months there are thing going on for kids and all the family. Great café and gift shop prices just right. Would visit with grand kids any time.

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Thank 194661ray
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love taking my dogs to Wat Tyler. So many different paths to take. Its ideal for children of all ages too, with the adventure playgrounds for smaller and older children. Plenty of activities and fun during school holidays. Lots to explore, lots of interesting information dotted around on your walk. There are bird hides too, so remember to take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with my boyfriend. We both enjoy outdoor activities and long walks so it was a perfect place for us. They serve a very yummy apple crumble in the cafe.

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